Travolta Family 'Will Return To Bahamas'
Mourning actors JOHN TRAVOLTA and KELLY PRESTON will continue to visit the Bahamas in the wake of their son's death there because they were so touched by the locals' support after the tragedy.
The Hollywood couple flew back to Florida on Tuesday (06Jan08) after teenager Jett died from a seizure at their holiday home in the Bahamas last week (02Jan09).
And Travolta was so appreciative of the outpouring of help from local staff and people, he has plans to return to the islands, according to Bahamian Parliament Member Obie Wilchcombe.
Wilchchombe tells U.S. chat show host Larry King, "Yes, he's going to return. John Travolta and his family love the Bahamas (so) they'd like to come back. And they're going to continue to come back. He still has a residence here and we look forward to seeing them more and more and more.
"When he left... I was told that he was very pleased with how things had gone during the last several days and the fact that the Bahamian people showed a tremendous amount of love and that he left knowing that he has been a very special guest to us, a very special member of our family."
Wilchcombe also claims local officials have plans to erect a permanent memorial for the Grease star's 16-year-old son.
He adds: "We're going to work on that (a memorial) during the course of this week. You know, we walked through this chapter with John Travolta and his wife and his daughter. One thing for sure is when John Travolta and his family returns, Jett will not be with them.
"And what we want to do is just show our appreciation. And the fact that many of the hotel certainly remember him and know that Jett loved so much West End, loved so much the waters and loved the Bahamas.
"And we want to make sure that we show our appreciation and love for the Travolta family."